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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are the foundation of our work at Choose Chicago. As the destination marketing organization for this great city, it’s our privilege to represent and share the diversity of our neighborhoods, our people, and our partners, with the millions of visitors who enjoy this city each year.

The talented workers who empower our city, seemingly endless attractions, and our employees at Choose Chicago, all have a critical role to play in making this city an exciting cultural haven for diverse people from across the globe.

So, welcome. We’re grateful that you Choose Chicago.

Only in Chicago spotlights

Chicago is home to a vibrant community of small business owners offering an array of products and services as diverse as they are. Here are some of their stories.

Partner diversity

Choose Chicago partners include many women- and minority-owned businesses who provide valuable services for meeting planners looking to support diverse vendors during their next Chicago event. 

Contact us for vendor referrals for private events, cultural heritage tours, dining, catering, custom gifts, printing, and more. 

Learn more about how to become a Choose Chicago partner.

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Choose Compassion newsletter

At Choose Chicago, we “Choose Compassion” and are committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful work culture of a brilliant mix of people because we are equally different.  We firmly believe in the strength and power of our diverse group of partners, employees and clients to drive business and innovation while building on a collaborative connection within our community and the neighborhoods we serve.

This newsletter is produced by Choose Chicago’s employee resource group, Choose Compassion, and is released bi-monthly. Here you will find the current and past issues of the Choose Compassion newsletter covering topics of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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Community engagement

Cultivating new relationships in the community is a key initiative for Choose Chicago’s equity, diversity, and inclusion team. We want to learn from community leaders, promote cultural awareness in the city, and take part in key community events and celebrations.

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Want to join our diverse team of tourism and meetings professionals? Learn more about careers at Choose Chicago.


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